Last week I was invited along to a workshop at the Makers & Friends pop-up shop on Dundas Street in Edinburgh.
Before the workshop kicked off we got a chance to have a look round the shop and Zen our host for the evening spoke to us about her motivation to set it up. As a maker herself Zen was fed up going to craft fairs where there were very little people buying and a lot of products that didn’t look at all handmade. Zen came up with the idea to have a curated craft fair in a shop, an opportunity for people to see the products up close before buying them.
We were asked to pick two different colours of wire to work with. I went for a bronze colour and then with pink as an option it was a no brainer that would be my other colour. First off we were asked to write out the first letter of our names and to practice making it with the first colour of wire. Then we were let loose with the other piece of wire to spell out our whole names. Once I got past the “y” in my name I was flying! I had so much fun, every time I do something crafty it reminds me just how much fun I find it!
As well holding workshops, there are some great ideas for Christmas gifts. Not only will you get to give something totally unique but you’ll be supporting a small business. The pop-up is here until 19th December, get yourself down to 17 Dundas Street to check it out!